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Common problem on GM cars. The plastic retainers that hold the linkage together are probably broken. I've seen plenty of those.

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Engine schematics 2002 pontiac montana


Hi there:
Isnt a diagram but If you have removed the motor, here is the motor installation procedure....

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

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Align the wiper motor to the wiper drive system module. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the wiper drive system module to wiper motor screws. Tighten Tighten the wiper drive system module to wiper motor screws to 7 N.m (62 lb in) .
Connect the electrical connector to the wiper motor.
Install the crank arm on the wiper motor.


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Rotate the washer solvent container into the installation position.
Install the washer solvent container screws. Tighten Tighten the washer solvent container screws to 6 N.m (53 lb in) .
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.


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Also, here is the crank arm procedure...

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Remove the wiper system module cover.
Remove the drive link from the wiper motor crank arm.

2.1. Loosen the drive link screws.
2.2. Remove the drive link from the wiper motor crank arm.

Remove the wiper motor crank arm cover and seal.
Remove the wiper motor crank arm from the wiper motor.

4.1. Loosen the wiper motor crank arm screw.
4.2. Tap on the wiper motor crank arm screw with a soft-faced mallet while holding up on the wiper motor crank arm until the wiper motor crank arm loosens from the wiper motor.
4.3. Remove the wiper motor crank arm screw and the wiper motor crank arm from the wiper motor.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE


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Install the wiper motor crank arm onto the wiper motor.

1.1. Turn the ignition switch to the ACCY position.
1.2. Set the wiper switch to PULSE position. The wiper motor should be operating.
1.3. Turn the ignition switch to OFF when the wiper motor is in the innerwipe position.

IMPORTANT: Do not rotate the wiper motor shaft during the installation of the wiper motor crank arm.

1.4. Install the wiper motor crank arm on the wiper motor while maintaining a 4-8 mm (0.157-0.315 in) gap between the V-grove in the wiper motor crank arm and the tab.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Install the wiper motor crank arm screw. Tighten Tighten the wiper motor crank arm screw to 16 N.m (12 lb ft) .
Install the wiper motor crank arm cover and seal.


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Check the gap between the wiper motor crank arm and tab. If the gap is not 4-8 mm (0.157-0.315 in) , remove the wiper motor crank arm and repeat installation steps.
Install the drive link onto the wiper motor crank arm.
Install the drive link screws. Tighten Tighten the drive link screws to 5 N.m (44 lb in) .
Install the wiper system module cover.
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.

Additional procedures: Wiper Motor Module Replacement.

TOOLS REQUIRED
J 39822 Wiper Arm Puller

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Turn the ignition switch to the ACCY position.
Set wiper switch to the PULSE position.
Turn the ignition off when the wiper arms are in the innerwipe position and not moving.
Disconnect the washer hose from the washer nozzle.
Remove the cover from the wiper arm nut.
Remove the wiper arm nut from the wiper transmission drive shaft.
Using J 39822 remove the wiper arm from the wiper transmission.
Remove the wiper blade from the wiper arm.
Clean the knurls of the wiper transmission drive shaft with a wire brush.



Install the wiper blade onto the wiper arm.
Install the wiper arm onto the wiper transmission drive shaft. IMPORTANT: Hold the measuring device at 90 degrees (perpendicular) to the wiper blade tip.
Measure the distance from the wiper blade tip to the solid edge of the windshield blackout. Position the wiper arms at the following distances:

LH - 147 mm (5.79 in) above the glass blackout.
RH - 123 mm (4.84 in) below the glass blackout.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.



Install the wiper arm nut onto the wiper transmission drive shaft. Tighten Tighten the wiper arm nut to 48 N.m (35 lb ft) .
Install the cover on the wiper arm nut. IMPORTANT: Lubricate the washer hose with the windshield washer solvent to ease installation on the washer nozzle.
Install the washer hose on the washer nozzle.
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.



Remove the wiper arms from the vehicle.
Remove the air inlet grille panel.
Remove the wiper motor.
Remove the air inlet panel to wiper motor module screws.
Remove the wiper motor module from the vehicle.
Remove the insulators from the wiper motor module.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Install the insulators onto the wiper motor module.
Align the wiper motor module to the air inlet panel. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the air inlet panel to wiper motor module screws. Tighten Tighten the air inlet panel to wiper motor module screws to 10 N.m (89 lb in) .
Install the wiper motor.
Install the air inlet grille panel.
Install the wiper arms onto the vehicle.
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.

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Jun 23, 2012 | 2002 Pontiac Montana

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How to take off the rear windsheild wiper on a 94 grand cherokee


You will need a 13-inch wiper blade for the rear window. 1 - When removing the wiper blade lift the wiper arm away from the window. ----- 2 - With one hand holding the wiper arm press the small tab on the underside of the wiper blade where it meets the wiper arm. ----- 3 - Slide the wiper blade off of the arm by pulling the center toward the bottom of the arm.----- 4 - Lightly lay the wiper arm on the window.----- 5 - Prepare your new wiper blade by taking the curved part of the plastic clip and line it up with the curve of your wiper arm. ----- 6 - Lift the wiper arm and press it through the center of the wiper blade up and over the plastic clip. 7 - Pull the wiper blade up until it clicks. Place the arm back on the window.

Jan 11, 2012 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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How to remove windshield wiper arms?


pull the wiper arm up, pull the wiper back then pull it hard down the wiper arm once the loop releases the wiper.

Mar 09, 2011 | 2000 Saturn L-Series

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When i use my windsheid wipers it wont trun off? and how to adjust wiper not set right? thanks


try this steps to adjust your wiper.
1. Place the keys in the ignition, turn the keys to accessory mode (key-on/engine off), and make sure the wiper motor switch is in the off position. Turn the ignition switch to the off position and remove the keys. The wiper arms are now in their parked position, although may not be properly aligned.
2. Access the bottom of the compromised wiper blade arm. You may have to open the hood or remove the wiper arm cowling (refer to the owners manual for the removal of the cowling on your specific vehicle if required).
3. Locate the retaining nut at the bottom of the wiper arm assembly. Some models will have a protective plastic cap covering the nut. Other vehicles may have a hinged cover that is part of the wiper arm itself. Pry the cap off with a straight-edge screwdriver or unsnap the hinged cover by prying it up from the bottom of the wiper arm with the screwdriver to reveal the retaining nut.
4. Hold the wiper arm stable with one hand and remove the nut with the ratchet and a socket with the other.
5. wiggle the wiper arm gently with one hand while gently prying the base of the arm off the splinter wiper arm stud. The stud has a small spline that holds the wiper arm in the correct position unless otherwise compromised. The wiper arm will feel secured to the stud, but the combination of wiggling gently and prying with the screwdriver will work to remove the arm.
6. Place the arm back into the splined wiper arm stud by positioning it in the off position. some vehicles may have a wiper arms stop that the arm rests in the off position. If so, make sure that the wiper arm is resting against the wiper arm stop when replacing it on the stud.
7. Replace the retaining nut and tighten with the ratchet socket. repaet this procedure with the other wiper arm if desired.
8. use 2 sets of pliers to bend the wiper arm back into position if the wiper arm has been bent. Hold the wiper arm with one set of pliers to anchor it and use the other set to bend it so the wiper is perpendicular to the windshield. If the arm is bent too badly,replacing the wiper arm maybe a more viable option.
9. Inspect the wiper blades.check them for tears in the rubber blades, dry cracking or flimsiness.Replace the wiper blades if necessary.

Nov 09, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

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I need to adjust the wiper arm on a 1997 suburban, it hits the side of the window.


Wiper Arm & Blade (Front) Removal & Installation Wiper Blade To Remove:
  1. Turn ignition switch to ACCY position.
  2. Turn wiper switch to PULSE position and turn ignition OFF when wipers are stopped in the innerwipe position.
  3. Push the wiper blade clip button IN and remove wiper blade from wiper arm.
To Install:
  1. Insert wiper arm hook through opening in wiper blade.
  2. Place wiper blade pivot in the inside radius of wiper arm hook.
  3. Pull on wiper blade pivot into hook until it locks into place.
  4. Check wipers for proper operation.
Wiper Arm To Remove:
NOTE: Mark position of wiper blade on windshield to ensure proper position upon reassembly.
  1. Remove washer hose.
  2. Lift wiper arm from windshield and use a screwdriver to disengage retaining latch.
  3. Remove wiper arm from shaft.
To Install:
  1. Place wiper arm on shaft so that wiper arm aligns with marks placed on windshield.
  2. Press arm assembly on shaft and push retaining latch IN.
  3. Connect washer hose.
  4. Remove windshield markings and check wipers for proper operation.
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Oct 26, 2010 | Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Cars & Trucks

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Wipers will not move, makes noise and there is power to the motor. Motor was replaced. Someone told me that the arms probably moved to far and are now stuck, how do I fix this?


Windshield Wiper Blade & Arm Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Mark the location of the wiper on the windshield.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Nut cover
    • Nut from the wiper arm
    • Wiper arm
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To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Secure the wiper arm with the nut.
      1. Tighten to: 17 ft-lb (23 Nm)
    • Nut cover
Rear To Remove:
  1. Put the wiper arm in the park position.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • The washer hose from the connector
    • The cap from the wiper arm
    • The nut from the wiper arm
    • The wiper arm from the wiper motor shaft
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To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • The wiper arm on the wiper motor shaft in the park position with the wiper arm resting on the park ramp
    • The nut on the wiper arm
      1. Tighten the nut. Torque to: 17 ft lbs (23 nm)
    • The cap on the wiper arm
    • The washer hose on the connector

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The wiper motor hopefully is ok, but if the wiper arms were not mounted at the right spot, it could have damaged the motor as it returned to the rest position, unfortunately.

If there is noise, the noise could be coming from the wiper arm joint being stripped out or the motor itself assuming that the ball joints under the hood and behind the firewall are still connected.

Check these items, and I'm sure you will get to the bottom of this.

Good luck on this repair.

Oct 08, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

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I installed a new wiper motor. I ran it before installing the wiper arms. it will not stop at zero. it over travels down into the cowling. I try to rest them higher then they stop some where in the middle...


Try to run the motor without the wiper arms tightened down and turn it off so it can cycle down to its rest state. Then install the wiper arms.

Make sure, that the car's windshield wiper wiring is correct for this motor.
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Wiper Arm & Blade Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
CAUTION
When the wipers are parked (off), the driver’s wiper arm must be above the passenger’s wiper arm.
  1. Remove the clip holding the outside end of the wiper arm cover to the arm.
  2. Lift the arm cap up to expose the nut.
  3. Remove the wiper arm mounting nut.
  4. Using a suitable two jaw puller, remove the wiper arm from the wiper pivot.
To Install:
  1. Verify that the wiper motor and linkage are in the parked position.
  2. Place the wiper arm in position over the wiper pivot.
  3. Install the nut to hold the wiper arm to the wiper pivot. Torque nut to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm). CAUTION
    Make sure to tighten the wiper arm nut properly.
  4. Push the arm cap cover down.
  5. Secure the clip holding the cover to the wiper arm.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Lift and hold the wiper arm away from the rear window.
  2. Lift the lock securing the wiper arm to the pivot.
  3. Slowly release the wiper arm so it rests against the lock.
  4. Remove the wiper arm from the pivot.
To Install:
  1. Install the wiper arm on the pivot.
  2. Pull the arm outward and release the lock.
  3. Gently release the wiper arm until it rests on the rear window.
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Aug 22, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Wiper problem


the wiper linkages themselves are gone ,,they have sliped off or broke and are not connected to the wipers,,replace the linkages ..youl get one in a breakers yard ...cheaper too..

May 08, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet Camaro

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1998 Mazda protege wipers wont work


remove your cowl panel right at the back of the hood and look at the linkage that attaches to the motor. It has probably come of or broken. Hope this solves your problem Merry Christmas! and God Bless!

Nov 20, 2008 | 1994 Mazda 626

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